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Bug 7216 - error message: failed to open /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm
Summary: error message: failed to open /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-11-22 05:31 UTC by Seven
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-11-23 15:49:33 UTC

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Description Seven 1999-11-22 05:31:15 UTC
when trying to install or upgrade an rpm package it always spits out this
error message: "failed to open /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm". When I try to
check the signature on /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm package it spits out this
error message: "error: could not read syntax" I therefore can't install any

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-11-22 15:51:59 UTC
Are you running as root?

Comment 2 Seven 1999-11-23 15:49:59 UTC
nope, and thank you, now it works....  =)   i feel stoopid...  =P

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